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Update on Campaign Finance Reform - HI.CLEAN (Toni Worst)
President's Message (Grace Furukawa)
Board of Education Survey (Pearl Johnson)
Education Committee (Mary Anne Raywid)
Annual Vigil
Elections That Are For Sale Are Not Free (Marilyn Bornhorst)
Final Push on Con Con and the Amendment (Jean Aoki)
Survey on Gambling in Hawaii (Dorothy Bobilin)
Membership
Candidates in Focus (Pearl Johnson)

President's Message

VOTE VOTE VOTE

THIS IS THE LAST ISSUE OF THE VOTER
BEFORE THE ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 1998 TUESDAY

I can't remember a time in the League when voting is of such importance. We worked hard registering voters, interviewed Board of Education candidates on their stands, and publicizing these on the Web Page, helped at Olelo when candidates came to give their speeches, calling them to urge them to be taped, we worked at the primary as observers. Besides that there has been the very hard work of reaching voters about our position on the Constitutional Convention and the Amendment to the Constitution relating to allowing the legislature to limit marriage to opposite sex couples. This very important civil rights issue is dear to every Leaguer's heart. We have been fortunate to be a part of the "Protect Our Constitution" Coalition which carried the message even farther than we could possible have done alone.

On top of all that we had the issue of the Charter Commission appointment. As you know we are suing the commission members, the Mayor, and Council Chair demanding an immediate stop to placing any of these "illegal" amendments on the November third ballot. We are still in litigation on this matter. In another article I have elaborated on the situation to date.

The Message of the League now is VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. This isn't something we have to urge Leaguers to do. But the turnout is very important and so we are asking every Leaguer to call all their friends and neighbors and urge them to be sure and vote, and particularly voter NO ON THE CON CON AND NO ON THE AMENDMENT

Grace Furukawa

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